January 2018 Exhibit
Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA is continuing its tradition of hosting the Greencastle-Antrim High School Senior Art Portfolio Exhibition. The exhibition will be in the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay from Wednesday, January 10 through Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Open house hours at the museum are Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A special “public” reception will be held Friday, January 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop by to see the artwork of the Greencastle-Antrim community’s talented high school art students.
February 8, Speaker Meeting
POSTPONED TO THURSDAY, ARIL 12 DUE TO ICE CONDITIONS AT MUSEUM
On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold its Speaker’s Meeting in the Barn. Gloria Swift, retired from the National Park Service, was the curator at The Ford’s Theater Museum. She will present a PowerPoint, “Secrets Revealed! Museum Objects Tell All!” This program takes a close look, via photographs, at several of the unique artifacts from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, which are now included in the collection of The Ford’s Theater Museum. The focus of the program is on the objects themselves. What kind of “life” did they lead immediately after the assassination? What happened to them? And finally, how did they make their way back to Ford’s Theater National Historic Site to become part of the museum? After this fun and enlightening program, you’ll never look at a museum object in the same way again!
Swift was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in American History. For over 30 years, she was a National Park Service ranger specializing in military history, working at sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park, Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, and Ford’s Theater National Historic Site. Swift retired in December 2014, after having been stationed at Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA. Swift frequently lectures to round tables and Civil War educational symposiums around the country and has also been the guest historian on several riverboat cruises.
The public is welcome and there is no admission fee for the speaker’s meeting, but donations are greatly appreciated, and will be credited toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speakers’ series.
February/March Rotating Exhibit.
The February and March rotating exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum is a collection of artifacts found in Antrim Township over the past several decades, through metal detecting. The items include, among other things, coins and buttons from the Colonial through Civil War eras, shoe buckles, Union and Confederate Civil War bullets, and buttons from a North Carolina Civil War soldier’s uniform. The collection complements the Ebbert Springs archaeological exhibit, which is also displayed in the South Exhibit Bay of the Barn. This collection is on loan from a “Friend of the Museum.”
The exhibit will open Wednesday, January 31 and close Friday, March 23. For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc., 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 8, Speaker Meeting
Author and historian Scott Mingus will discuss the Cumberland Valley RR in the antebellum period. He is currently researching a book on the RR in the civil war.
Ebbert Spring Park & Archaeological Preserve
The Archaeology Conservancy will create trails with archaeological, historical, geological, ecological, and environmental history kiosks throughout the property. The trails will be completed by Old Home Week 2019.
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